Jurgen Klopp sends message to Liverpool FC fans about title challenge
The Liverpool FC manager wants the Reds to be like "Rocky Balboa" in the Premier League title race
Jurgen Klopp says Liverpool FC have to be “Rocky Balboa” in the Premier League title race.
The Liverpool FC manager has improved his Liverpool FC squad in the 2018 summer transfer window following a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League last term.
The Reds have signed Brazil international Fabinho in a £39m deal from Ligue 1 side AS Monaco and RB Leipzig’s box-to-box midfielder Naby Keita in a £57m switch.
The Merseyside outfit have snapped up Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri in a £13.5m deal from Stoke City to add more attacking flair to Klopp’s team.
Liverpool FC have also signed Brazil international Alisson Becker in a £48m deal from Serie A giants AS Roma to finally improve a problem position in the Reds team.
The 18-time English champions will have to overhaul title holders Manchester City in the Premier League this season after Liverpool FC finished 25 points adrift of Pep Guardiola’s side.
Speaking at his pre-match media conference ahead of Liverpool FC’s clash against West Ham United, Klopp said:
“The plan is that we really go for it. We want to be, it’s clear for ages, champions of England. But what about the other clubs?
“The champions are Manchester City; they didn’t lose any player and they brought in [Riyad] Mahrez, so that doesn’t make them weaker.
“We are still Rocky Balboa and not Ivan Drago. We are the ones who have to do more and fight more – that must be our attitude.”
Liverpool FC lost 3-1 to La Liga giants Real Madrid in the Champions League final back in Kiev to miss out on a first trophy under German head coach Klopp.